Green light for efficient healthcare system management
The introduction of electronic healthcare cards has triggered the design and further development of the telematics infrastructure in the healthcare system. Not only will this bring about comprehensive modernization of communication and organizational structures, but the healthcare system will also be more efficient and productive, with costs significantly reduced. The healthcare card, the health professional card, and the telematics infrastructure form the links in the chain of a modern networked healthcare system.
Nationwide care through more data transparency
To treat patients properly, doctors need to have the necessary information at their fingertips. Up to now, medical information was documented and archived only locally, e.g. in the family doctor’s filing system, and this is information that other doctors did not have access to. When a patient is being treated, their wellbeing may depend on the doctor having rapid access to all the relevant healthcare data. The conditions in which such full medical analysis can be provided have now become reality, thanks to state-of-the-art information and communication technologies. Digital solutions are helping to systematically classify, manage, prepare, and analyze data, thus playing a vital role in improving patient care. Greater data transparency should prevent unnecessary duplicate examinations and therefore shorten treatment times.
Reduce costs and prevent insurance fraud
The costs saved by using electronic healthcare cards and their associated infrastructure are not only due to the efficiency gained by replacing paper-based systems with electronic ones. A considerable part of the savings can also be attributed to the dramatic reduction in insurance fraud. In Germany alone, it is estimated that the annual cost of identity theft in the healthcare sector runs into billions. The telematics infrastructure provides electronic authentication mechanisms, which can be used to clearly identify the patient.
The advances in medical technology and the higher life expectancy that comes with this mean that older people usually need more intense medical care. The introduction of a card-based telematics infrastructure helps make this more efficient.
Electronic healthcare cards
The introduction of the electronic healthcare card is the logical next step in the search for a more cost-effective healthcare system. It enables a variety of new functions for the medical environment beyond simply reading out administration data, as on the old health insurance card.Read more
Card application management
A Card Application Management System enables the whole lifecycle of smartcards and their expanded functionality to be controlled by additional applications.Read more
Electronic health professional cards
The use of a modern telematics infrastructure also requires that doctors, dentists, and pharmacists are connected securely. Consequently, the old paper-based IDs will be replaced by electronic health professional cards.Read more